Mark Washington
BC Lions
Date of birth: (1973-04-16) April 16, 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth: Temple Hills, Maryland
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Import
Position(s): DB
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
University: Rutgers
 As coach:
2008-present BC Lions (Defensive backs coach)
 As player:
Montreal Alouettes
BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 2006 Tom Pate Memorial Award
Playing stats at

Mark Washington (born April 16, 1973 in Temple Hills, Maryland) is a retired professional Canadian football defensive back in the Canadian Football League, having played for the Montreal Alouettes and the BC Lions. After his retirement, he joined the Lions as the Defensive Backs Coach, a position he continues to hold.

College careerEdit

Washington attended Rutgers University. As a junior at Rutgers, he was an All-Big East performer, and as a senior, he was the team captain.

Professional careerEdit

Washington began his pro career with the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europa, where he won a World Bowl in 1997. He played 6 seasons for the Montreal Alouettes, from 1997 to 2002, making 9 interceptions (and returning two for touchdowns) and winning a Grey Cup in 2002. He moved in 2003, as a free agent, to the B.C. Lions, where in 5 seasons he intercepted 8 passes (one for a TD,) was named an all star in 2003, and won the Grey Cup in 2006. He retired on January 31, 2008.

Coaching and broadcastingEdit

After his playing career, he became the defensive backs coach of the BC Lions, and also began a career in television broadcasting, co-hosting a local talk-show.[1][2]


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